Center for the Arts (1P) room 232B
Telephone: (718) 982-2727
Christopher.Anderson (at) csi.cuny.edu
C.W. Anderson's research interests lie at the intersection of journalistic practices, new media technologies, and social and communications theory, broadly understood. His doctoral dissertation, "Breaking Journalism Down: Work, Authority, and Networking Local News, 1997-2009," examined shifting forms of newswork and cross institutional journalistic collaboration in Philadelphia, Pa. His future research projects include studies of the relationship between changes in journalism and public policy, analyses of new forms of journalism education, and the collaborations and confrontations between new media geeks and traditional journalists. Anderson has taught classes ranging from political theory to introductory journalism, and has also collaborated on citizen journalism education classes with the New York City Independent Media Center. At CSI he will be teaching classes in both journalism theory and practice, as well as media studies classes more generally. In 2009-2010 he will also be a visiting fellow at Yale Law School's Internet and Society Program.
Anderson has co-authored articles published in the Journal of Public Deliberation and Journalism Studies, and has published book chapters in The Media and Social Theory (Routledge 2008), The International Encyclopedia of Communication (Blackwell 2008), Making our Media (Hampton, 2009) and, with Michael Schudson, in the Handbook of Journalism Studies (Routledge 2008). He has presented academic work in progress at the International Communications Association, the International Symposium of Online Journalism, the international conference on Higher Education and Social Change, the New York State Communications Association, the Grassroots Media Conference, and many other conferences.